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5 Questions to Ask Before You Hire a Contractor

5 QUESTIONS TO ASK BEFORE YOU HIRE A CONTRACTOR WHAT IS YOUR STORY? • Only work with contractors who are licensed and bonded in your area • Do they have insurance and for how much? • Find out the history of the business and seek out customer referrals • Check online reviews on sites like Yelp, Angie's List, and Google About Us • Inquire about screening and hiring practices to make sure everything is safe and legal 2 WHAT IS THE TIMELINE? • Make sure you and your contractor are on the same page about the schedule and the work to be performed • You should be able to get a definite start date and an accurate timeline for the work to be completed • Small variations are normal, but anything beyond that may be cause for concern 3 WILL MY PROPERTY BE SAFE? • Ask if you need to clear out the area where the work is being performed • Find out how your contractor will protect your possessions Will they be covering the house in plastic and using an air filter to reduce dust? • Inquire about how many people will be on-site, and if they subcontract their employees • Will the crew clean up after themselves? 4 ARE THERE ANY RISKS? • A good contractor should be able to tell you the pros and cons of your plan • It's important to have a realistic idea of what will happen during work • Will show you in detail what will happen the day of the job so you can know what to expect 6 WHAT DO YOU NEED FROM ME? • Your contractor may need to ask you questions or clarify decisions • Make sure you understand the contract and payment terms • You should have a way to reach your contractor in case of emergency Provided by: CRAWL SPACE CLEANING PROS "We go where you don't want to www.SEATTLECRAWLSPACECLEANING.COM Sources: www.houzz.com/idea- books/14602570/list/10-things-to-ask-your-contractor-before-you-start-your-project home.howstuffworks.com/home-improvement/construction/plan- ning/5-questions-to-ask-a-contractorl.htm

5 Questions to Ask Before You Hire a Contractor

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Your contractor should have a detailed plan before getting to work, and he or she should make you aware of the agenda! Look through this infographic and hire the best contractor for the job.

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